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The CATECHIST Magazine
Honors Eileen Hanrahan

Congratulations Eileen Hanrahan! Recognized by CATECHIST Magazine and the National Society for Volunteer Catechists for her teaching ministry and the inspiration she has brought to others.

More information


St. Martin’s Kitchen
Saturday, October 11

St. Martin’s Kitchen
Saturday, October 11

All who wish to participate are invited to join us. We will assemble in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and return to River Edge by 2:30 p.m.

In order to ensure that we will have enough volunteers, we would ask that all who intend to go call Ed Bowen at 201-599-3112. Your generous response is appreciated.


Last Chance to Sign Up For
The Catholicism Series

The Catholicism Series brings the beauty, goodness and truth of the Church to life so that you can better understand and share your faith. With creator and host Father Robert Barron, you will learn:

WHAT Catholics believe and WHY

CATHOLICISM  is a multimedia study program designed to help you feel the depths of conviction that touch the heart, illumine the mind and stir the soul.  You will be immersed in the art, architecture, literature, beliefs and practices of the Catholic tradition.

Thursday evenings 7:30 – 9:00
Parish Center

October 2 –December 11
Free to all parishioners of St. Peter the Apostle


or email EBowen@saint-peter.org


M.O.M.S. Group
Children’s Clothing Swap

Children’s Clothing Swap
Friday, October 10 and
Saturday, October 11

It is that time again! We are looking for “gently used” maternity and children’s clothing that are no longer needed for the biannual Children’s Clothing Swap.

We will be collecting clothes from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 10th in the Parish Center.

On Saturday, October 11th, the Parish Center will be turned into a clothing store where you can pick out whatever you like for free!!! The shopping will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. NO DONATION IS NEEDED TO SHOP!

For more information please contact Megan Tankard at megzrn61178@gmail.com or 201-956-8920.


St. Peter Academy
Halloween Spooktacular

Join us for a BOO-TASTIC time at the St Peter Academy annual Spooktacular which will be held Friday October 24 from 7:00-9:00 in the Academy gym.  All are welcome!

There will be a DJ, moonwalk, photo booth, and haunted stage as well as pumpkin picking and cookie, pumpkin decorating & pumpkin bowling.  There will be games and prizes too. Pizza and refreshments will be available to purchase.

Tickets are $12 per child and $5 per chaperone. Please note tickets will be $12.00 if purchased before 10-22 and $15.00 at the door.  Chaperone tickets are $5.00.

Flyers & order forms will be on the “Spooktacular” table in the gathering space. Forms and payment can be returned to the rectory or school office C/O Tara Banek, razzletb@yahoo.com


Journey Through
the Gospel of Mark

On the First Sunday of Advent, November 30, the Church will enter into a new liturgical year. The seasons of the liturgical year helps us celebrate the life, death and resurrection – the Paschal Mystery – of Jesus.

In the upcoming year, we will hear the Gospel stories of Mark. If you would like to learn about Mark, we invite you to join us as we Journey Through the Gospel of Mark. We will meet on:

Monday morning at 10:00 a.m.
Monday evening at 7:30 p.m.
Parish Center
October 27th through November 24th
(the five weeks leading up to Advent)

Please bring a bible with you. If you do not have a bible, one will be provided for you. Contact Chris Black at: cblack@saint-peter.org or 201-261-3366 x206, if you have any questions.

Register Online:



Journey Retreat

Open to all women who have attended Cornerstone
from 1996 – 2012


Pilgrim Statue
of Mary

Praying with Mary (Cover Letter)

Two statues are available every week
through December 28.



Current Food
Pantry Needs

Thank you for your continued support! We are currently in need of:

All non-perishable foods
Paper products
Cleaning supplies

Donations can be dropped in the bin at the entrance to the Parish Center.

Ministry Contact: Carl Fazio 201-803-3329.


CYO Basketball

Online registration for CYO Basketball starts September 29th and ends October 25th.

All players are encouraged to sign up before October 20th and receive the discounted registration fee. To participate in our CYO Basketball program, you must be a student at St. Peter Academy or attend our Parish Faith Formation Program.



Weekend Snack Pack
Program for Children

Cornerstone Team XIV is collecting donations for the Weekend Snack Pack Program during the weekend of October 4 and 5.  Many children who receive free or reduced price school meals are left without adequate nutrition on the weekends.  Please bring donations to the Gathering Space on Saturday evening or up to 2 PM on Sunday.

Items needed:  

⇒ 2% milk box, 8 oz, non-flavored, shelf stable
⇒ cold cereal, 1 oz individual serving size box
⇒ fruit cup, 4 oz peaches or applesauce
⇒ 100% juice box, 6.75 oz apple preferred
⇒ chicken with rice, 7.5 oz microwaveable bowl, Chef Boyardee or similar
⇒ macaroni & cheese 7.25 oz
⇒ nutri-grain snack bar, 1.3 oz apple flavor

All items must be nut free. Monetary donations are also accepted. Thank you for your support!


Walk-In Supper
Volunteers Needed

Walk-In Supper
Thursday, October 2

On the first Thursday of every other month, volunteers from our parish cook and serve dinner for approximately 100 poor and/or homeless people from Bergen County at the shelter in Hackensack.

Parishioners can choose from a variety of ways to help. You can buy the ingredients and prepare a large salad, or help by heating up in your home oven an already prepared frozen entrée that is provided to you such as lasagna, meatballs or something very similar.

You can also help to setup, serve the meal and clean up afterwards, a time commitment of just 3 hours. We meet in the parking lot at 3:30 p.m., carpool to the shelter, and usually return by 6:30.

In addition to adult volunteers, confirmation candidates and their parents are encouraged to participate. Some parishioners participate in this program as a family ministry.

If you can help, please call Linda McShane at 201-967-7349. Thank you!


Stony Hill Farm Corn Maze
Permission Slips Due Oct. 5

Trip to Stony Hill Farm
October 19
Chester, NJ

For our next big event, on October 19th, the youth group will be going on a trip to a 10-acre corn maze at the Stony Hill Farm in Chester, NJ! Cost will be $35 per person which includes admission to the corn maze plus transportation. We will be meeting at the 11am mass and then heading out to the maze after.

Permission slips are required for this event and are due with your money to Elizabeth and Nick no later than youth group on October 5th.

Click Here for Permission Slip




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Music Ministry Notes from Jim
New Members Wanted!

The school year is getting started again and it’s a great time to join a choir!  If you’ve ever thought about it, then come give it a try.

Parish Choir: sings at the 11:00 mass on Sundays.  Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm.  The Parish Choir is open to all, high school students and older. An ability to carry a tune and a good ear are required. Music–reading skills are desirable but not necessary.  See me after mass if interested.

Children’s Choir: sings at the 9:30 mass on Sundays.  Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.  Preparations are underway for the Christmas Eve program.  Come be a part of this wonderful tradition at Saint Peter’s! Use the online sign-up form to join:



Care for Creation:
Hackensack River Cleanup Day

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noonFILLED
or 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch provided

As part of a community effort, and in honor of the Feast of St. Francis, patron saint of creation and the environment, St Peter’s is joining with the River Edge Environmental Commission in a cleanup of the Hackensack River on Saturday October 11.  All are invited — families, teens and young adults, adults of all ages. The Hackensack Riverkeeper will provide supplies for cleanup in the river or along the shore. Boats are available or bring your own kayak or canoe.





Sponsored by JustFaith Ministries (MBertani@saint-peter.org) and the Offic of Faith Formation (FaithFormation@saint-peter.org)


Communal Anointing
of the Sick

Mass of the Anointing of the Sick
Saturday, October 25 – 11:00 a.m.

On Saturday morning, October 25th, St. Peter the Apostle Parish will celebrate a communal Anointing of the Sick during Mass at 11:00 a.m.

We particularly invite you as a member of the St. Peter’s parish family to consider participating and receiving the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

This sacrament may be received more than once and is for any person who has become ill and is in danger of subsequent sickness. We especially encourage the elderly to be candidates, but anyone facing major surgery, a serious illness, or anyone who has been afflicted for a long time is invited to receive the sacrament.

Lunch will be served in the Parish Center immediately following the Mass.

Register online, or call us at 201- 261-3366.


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Mass Schedule

On the Lord’s Day
5:30 PM

8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass

Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day

Sacrament of

11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon